On Wed, 31 Aug 2005, billdeg wrote:
> It would be great if I could boot from the 3.5 and keep the 5 1/4 drive
> plugged in as a "data drive" or read old apple II games off the 5 /1/4
> drive after I boot with the 3.5. Any suggestions? Is there a dip
> switch or something I'd need to change? I know that the labels on the
> drives "5/1" and "6/1" are clues, I believe the 6/1 means that the
> drive is the boot drive, but I am not as much of an Apple person.
According to the manual (I'm sending it to you in a separate message):
"The quickest way to get comfortable with your Apple IIgs is to start
using it. That's the purpose of the Apple IIgs training disk. Before you
start up the training disk, you need to identify your startup disk drive.
The startup drive is the drive where the computer will look for a startup
disk a disk with an application it can start up with.
If you have only one drive, it's your startup drive.
If you have two or more drives of the same type (both 3.5-inch drives or
both 5.25-inch drives), the startup drive is the drive connected directly
to the disk drive port.
If you have both a 5.25-inch drive and a 3.5-inch drive connected to the
disk drive port, the 5.25-inch drive is your startup drive. If you want
the computer to start up from a disk in your 3.5-inch drive (which you do
if you plan to use the Apple IIgs training disk), make sure your 5.25-inch
drive is empty. When your computer can't find a disk in the 5.25-inch
drive, it will check the 3.5-inch drive next. Depending on whether the
majority of your application program disks are 3.5-inch or 5.25-inch, at
some point you might want to use the Control Panel Program to change the
If you have two drives of the same type connected to a disk drive
controller card, the startup drive is the drive attached to the connector
labeled drive 1 on the card.
If you have drives connected to more than one controller card, the startup
drive is the drive connected to the card in the highest-numbered slot. If
you want, you can change the startup slot by using the Control Panel
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